An amusing story of papayas during WWII in Kuching

During World War II (WWII), Batu Lintang camp housed both Allied prisoners of war (POWs) and civilian internees. The living conditions within the compounds were cramped. The occupants were separated into different compounds and groups, namely British officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs), Australian officers and NCOs, Dutch officers and NCOs,

The betrayal of Pengiran Muda Hashim and his family

Pengiran Muda Hashim (also known as Raja Muda Hashim) has famously gone down in history as the man who sought the backing of James Brooke and his schooner, the Royalist, to fight against rebels and pirates in Sarawak. Responding to the request, Brooke succeeded in controlling the uprising in Sarawak. Subsequently, Brooke

How Sarawak, the Land of Hornbills, got its name

Located in the northwest Borneo island, the Malaysian state of Sarawak is the largest state in the country. It is nicknamed ‘Bumi Kenyalang’ or 'Land of the Hornbills' as these birds are culturally significant for the native people of Sarawak. Looking back at its history, Sarawak was first established as an

Silat, pantun and many more at Kuching Heritage Race 2019

There were a lot of things going on other than racing at the fourth edition of Kuching Heritage Race (KHR). Themed ‘Darul Hana Revisited’, the one-of-a-kind race kicked off at Chung Hua Middle School No 4 last Saturday on Feb 16. About Kuching Heritage Race 2019 Almost like a small-scale Amazing Race,